GEEK OUT!!! STREAMING | DAREDEVIL SEASON 3

Apart from Daredevil and perhaps The Punisher, the quality of Marvel TV-Netflix series has been mixed. The first season of Jessica Jones only succeeded because of its engaging villain, Killgrave (played by David Tennent) while season 2 was decidedly inferior.

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GEEK OUT!!! HORROR : THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE (NETFLIX)

Loosely based on Shirley Wilson’s classic 1959 novel of the same name, this Netflix series is a tour-de-force from writer-director Mike Flanagan and possibly one of the best of its kind this year.

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GEEK OUT!!! SCIFI FANTASY STREAMER : MANIAC (NO SPOILERS)

As regular visitors will know, I am a huge fan of scifi author Phillip K Dick and I always take pleasure in discovering works that incorporate the themes that Dick’s novels focused on. In that light, I highly recommend the new Netflix streaming series, Maniac.

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GEEK OUT!!! SCIFI FILM : ANNIHILATION [REVIEW]

Thanks to the idiocy of Paramount Pictures, Alex Garland’s Annihilation adaptation was only released in Singapore today via Netflix! Thus, geeks in Singapore are denied the opportunity of watching this imaginative scifi horror movie in all its visual glory. Well, fuck you Paramount!

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GEEK OUT!!! JESSICA JONES – SEASON 2 [REVIEW]

A third of the way into the 2nd season of the Marvel-Netflix series Jessica Jones, one conclusion becomes unavoidable. The reason that Season 1 worked was down solely to David Tennant’s star turn as Killgrave.

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GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK : DISCOVERY – “WHAT’S PAST IS PROLOGUE” [SPOILERS]

There was a moment – the briefest possibly – where it seemed that the writers/producers behind Discovery were going to reboot the entire series using the escape from the Mirror Universe as the plot device.

Perhaps then Discovery would exist in a reality more aligned to the original series (which is supposedly a decade away from the events depicted so far.

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GEEK OUT!!! THE PUNISHER

After the sensational first three Marvel-Netflix series viz. Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Daredevil 2, the franchise somewhat lost its way with the relatively disappointing Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders. Thus, there was definitely pressure on this adaptation of the fan-favourite character – The Punisher – to right the ship, so to speak.

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GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK: DISCOVERY – “INTO THE FOREST I GO” [SPOILERS]

We have loved Star Trek: Discovery from the get-go and in this mid-season finale, the show gives us everything we have been waiting for thus far.

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GEEK OUT!!! STRANGER THINGS 2 [SPOILERS]

It was a little instructional to binge watch this 2nd season to Netflix’s 80s scifi homage Stranger Things after catching the risible Thor: Ragnarok. If nothing else, Stranger Things 2 demonstrated that the golden age of scifi movies was definitely the 80s.

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GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK : DISCOVERY – “CHOOSE YOUR PAIN” [SPOILERS]

Another riveting episode that builds up both plot and character as the series moves forward impressively!

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GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK DISCOVERY : “CONTEXT IS FOR KINGS” [SPOILERS]

Well, we knew that our protagonist Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) would end up on the USS Discovery after the events of the pilot episode/s.

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REEL TO REAL | CRIME TV DRAMA : NARCOS SEASON 3

The first two seasons of the Netflix Crime drama Narcos centred around the infamous Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar and his powerful Medellin cartel, told through the perspective of US DEA agent Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook).

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REAL TO REEL : HOUSE OF CARDS SEASON FIVE – NO LONGER STRANGER THAN REAL LIFE

The main challenges that faced Netflix’s political drama House of Cards was twofold. One, how to match the ongoing dramatic events happening in the Trump administration and two, how to maintain interest in a narrative that was slowly but surely running out of fresh ideas.

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GEEK OUT! IRON FIST

Just like the Marvel Studios films, Marvel Television’s web TV series for Netflix introduced characters through solo series before leading into the Defenders team series, sometime in mid-2017. Iron Fist is the last of the solo series before the Avengers-like team up happens.

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GEEK OUT! IRON FIST – FIRST LOOK AT COLEEN WING, JOY AND WARD MEACHUM

Netflix has released more images from the upcoming original series adapting Marvel martial arts hero Iron Fist. These images give us a first look at Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick), Joy (Jessica Stroup) and Ward Meachum (Tom Pelphrey).

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